Healthy Utah Community

Get Healthy Utah is excited to partner with the Utah League of Cities and Towns to support Healthy Utah Community, a new designation program for cities and towns. This designation recognizes communities across Utah that do an exemplary job of implementing evidence-based strategies to improve community health.

Woods Cross

  • Population: 12,000
  • Designation Year: Spring 2022
  • To promote mental health among its residents, Woods Cross started a new mental health book club which meets together virtually and in local parks. It also developed a partnership with its local Community That Care coalition and implements preventative programming designed to help parents and youth overcome behavioral challenges and substance misuse. In conjunction, medication disposal sites are located throughout the community and every resident can obtain a gun lock free of charge.
  • Collaboration:
    • A relationship with the local health department
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A written requirement addressing healthy food and beverage choices in city/town-owned/managed facilities
  • Active Living:
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • Connected walking and biking trails
  • Mental Health:
    • Promoted the use of the SafeUT app in schools and other community centers
    • Medication disposal services, locations, or programs
    • Gun locks available for free for community members